Two Kenyans Make A Killing Selling Meteorites
A windfall has come for residents of Kirinyaga County who picked rocks that fell from the sky a week ago.
On the material day, the residents heard an explosion but didn’t know what to make of the rocks that fell on their farms.
Out of curiosity, some of the villagers collected the debris, which later turned out to be meteorites. Two brothers are said to have made about Sh480,000 from selling a huge chunk of rock that they found in their neighbour’s farm.
A meteoroid is a chunk of space rock. If it burns up while entering the Earth’s atmosphere, it is called a meteor and if a piece lands, it is called a meteorite.
The night the meteorites fell, frightened villagers locked themselves in their houses to pray, thinking the world was coming to an end.
A resident who gave her name only as Wambui said she was surprised to see several fragments on her farm.